User options file HFZOPTS

Z Abend Investigator supports the specification of a user options file through the HFZOPTS DDname (CICSĀ® users, see Specifying CICS options through the HFZOPTS DDname).

Here is an example of a job that uses an in-stream user-options file to override any dump suppression if program MYAPPL abends:
Figure 1. Sample job specifying user-options file
//MYJOB1   JOB  ...
//STEP1    EXEC PGM=MYAPPL
//SYSMDUMP DD   DISP=SHR,DSN=MY.DUMP.DATA.SET
//HFZOPTS  DD   *
  RetainDump(ALL)  /* do not suppress the dump if MYAPPL
                      abends */
/*

The user options file must be fixed 80-byte record length format and all options must be specified within columns 1 - 71.

Note: If a user options file is found through the _HFZ_OPTSFILE environment variable (see The _HFZ_OPTSFILE environment variable), then no attempt is made to read options through the HFZOPTS DDname.